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post #1 of 21 Old 01-29-2009, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Is Anything Compatible with a Goldfish?

I just got my hermit crab (used to be crabs) back from my friend who was taking care of them and the one left died within 24 hours of me having it again... so I had a tank open up that I decided to convert back to an aquarium. I threw my 1 fantail goldfish into it. I know it's often said not to put anything else with goldfish, but is there anything out there?

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post #2 of 21 Old 01-29-2009, 10:01 PM
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first off, fishless cycling should be performed before "throwing a fish" anywhere. please read this: http://www.fishforum.com/member-subm...-methods-3067/

how big is this tank? how big is the goldfish? what kind of goldfish?

granted your tank is big enough and (goldies need a big one) you may be able to put a school of white clouds.
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post #3 of 21 Old 01-29-2009, 11:41 PM
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Dojo Loach(es)?

My wife rolls her eyes when I talk about getting another tank
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post #4 of 21 Old 01-29-2009, 11:53 PM
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the problem with mostly everything is that goldfish are cold water fish and most all other fish need tropical waters
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post #5 of 21 Old 01-29-2009, 11:58 PM
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Dojos like cooler water so they may be a good choice, yes?

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post #6 of 21 Old 01-30-2009, 06:46 AM
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What size is the tank? Dojos do great with goldfish, but they can grow to be a foot long.
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post #7 of 21 Old 01-30-2009, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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Lol.. a foot long is a bit oversized. It's only a 5.5 so I was thinking small. Initially I was just going to have the one goldfish but it looks rather silly. I suppose it'd probably be best to just stick with some other goldfish then.

And as I said above it's a fantail goldfish. It's only about an inch and a half. I'm thinking of eventually adding 2 maybe 3 more.
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post #8 of 21 Old 01-30-2009, 04:31 PM
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Uh oh....5.5 is very small, especially for a goldfish. They are very messy fish with huge bioloads. I have no idea how large a fantail gets? I'm not sure if it's wise to add another fish to this tank...

For this size tank you'd be better off getting a betta. A 5.5 for a betta is a great home, and you could also add some pygmy cories or some otos or ??

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post #9 of 21 Old 01-30-2009, 04:31 PM
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hi
to be totally honest,and please don't take offence here............
that tank will not be much good for long,goldfish of any species need a large tank,
as they do produce a lot of waste,i wanted some,however i can't occomadate them,
to live to their full potential.
a tank that size would be nice for a Betta,or shrimps,planted with wood decore.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #10 of 21 Old 01-30-2009, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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I had a different one for over a year in another tank and it never exceeded 3 inches. Reading up on them it generally says their max size is 6 inches. I'd be willing to increase the tank size if they grow. I was just assuming from my experience it takes them forever to grow?
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